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Ironman Texas Race Report Part 2

It’s funny how time can pass in the blink of an eye, yet also move at a snail’s pace, both at the same time. This was one of my thoughts at mile 22 on the run course for Ironman Texas. … Continue reading

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Ironman Texas 2018 Race Report Part 1

What’s that, you say? Ironman Texas isn’t for three weeks and you’re already writing a race report? I’ve spent the last couple of weeks shuttling between an emotion salad of ‘excited’ and ‘sheer panic’ thinking about this race. But this … Continue reading

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In Transition

I’ve been thinking about the season wrap-up I wanted to write. I’d planned to talk about my gains in cycling, my transition to using more data and power, and late-season improvements in my running, all trying to get back to … Continue reading

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Americans in Cuba! A Crash Course

I just spent a week in Havana, there for the Havana Triathlon (read my race report here). There’s still a lot that’s confusing about travel to Cuba for Americans, and there were quite a few little insights I wish I’d … Continue reading

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Race Report: La Habana Triathlon 2017

Remember the Rio Olympics? How the whole two years leading up to it was a total shit show? The arenas weren’t ready, the athlete housing didn’t have running water, crime was rampant, human sewage polluted the open-water swimming and rowing … Continue reading

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Rogue Expeditions Review: Kenya 2016

I’m not a tour group person. In my view, it’s no longer ‘your’ vacation. Rather, you’re stuck with endless compromises, usually to satisfy the grumblers, or the least physically able people in the group. The paradox? It’s really, really hard … Continue reading

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Tragedy and Triumph at the 2016 Vermont Marathon

Race Report: Vermont City Marathon I’ve wanted to run this race for awhile now; I’ve always heard good things about its organization, and Burlington is just a nice little town perched on Lake Champlain surrounded by the Green Mountains. The … Continue reading

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